Joy Marquez

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Learning to embrace her spirit as an ARTIST after previous careers in the Navy, government consulting, and pharmaceutical sales, Joy launched her business – JOYFULLY BLOOMING – in the summer of 2012.

An INTROVERT in extrovert clothing, she’s questing to undo 30-something years of Type A conditioning. Joy’s favorite hobby is sleep, while PHOTOGRAPHY and SUCCULENT FLORAL DESIGN come in a close second. Joy feels like her best self behind the camera or in the garden, two pursuits she happily shares with her community.

You will often find Joy on the shores of Monterey Bay taking photos of beach life and her surf junkie husband. If you prefer the digital world, prepare to be bombarded with Santa Cruz sunsets and the family mascot, Ollie the Cat. Joy loves “likes” at, and connecting on Twitter (@joyblooming) and Instagram (@joyfullyblooming).